Friday, January 7, 2011

JAI 50 - just add a colour combo

Hi all,
well welcome to the first Just Add Ink challenge for 2011!! Goodness I just realised in a few weeks I will have been blogging for two years!! It's been so much fun, and you could say has changed my life (I now have my own lap top as one example - lol). So I am definitely looking forward to this year. Back to the challenge we have a lovely colour combo for you this week. Check it out.

I decided to make a birthday card - but what to use. The Pear Pizzazz said greenery of some kind - flowers?? but then I had another idea.

I started by colouring the large branch in with my markers (I usually try to be really strict with colour challenges - but this time I gave myself some lee way to use some Chocolate Chip for the branch). I used my Stamp-ma-jig to stamp the two branches to make a nice big party perch. Next I stamped my owl in So Saffron, then the birdies in Riding Hood Red and Elegant Eggplant. Then I inked up a bunch of party hats so I could pick which ever ones I decided were right. The poor owl looks like he had about enough for the night - I hope its not his party!! The two birdies continue their chat on the inside too. May'be Mr Owl has gone to bed by then :) The birds, owl and party hats are all mounted up on dimensionals over the branch. That was matted onto Elegant Eggplant with a Scallop Trim border. Oh and of course I added a big bow of Ridging Hood Red taffeta. This was mounted onto a Pear Pizzazz base stamped with Polka Dot, and the sentiment. The final touch was to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the party hats - cause a party card has to have some sparkle!

Thanks for visiting, don't forget to give the colour combo a try we would love to see what you make of it!


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Cheep talk, Fox and Friends, Party Hearty, Polka Dot (R), A Little Birthday Cheer (R)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon (R), Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue pen, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape (non SU!)


  1. I think this is an absolutely adorable card, I love the owls and the birdies with their party hats on! They seem to be ready to party on through the whole of 2011!

  2. Oh Kim! These little birdies are sooo cute! Love how you have used the colour combo :-)

  3. Looks like great minds think alike. I thought these colours were floral colours too and then I came across Cheep Talk and thought it would be perfect. I love the party hats you've used - the birdies look very cute!

  4. Very cool card Kim. Clever idea, and I had to smile when I saw yours and Jo's together - great minds!

  5. Great card Kim, I love this stampset.

  6. Love it! Loving the scalloped boarder and ohhhh my fav ribbon. Great colours man - love how you have put them together. Perfect touch with the glitter too.

  7. This is a super duper 'cool' card 'cause it has that gorgeous owl!!! I love that you've teamed him up with the birds from Cheep Talk and the layout is fab.

  8. How cute is this? Love the critters with the birthday hats!


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